[Python-Dev] PEP 8 and constants

Aahz aahz at pythoncraft.com
Thu Jan 22 07:14:13 CET 2009

On Wed, Jan 21, 2009, Benjamin Peterson wrote:
>>> On Wed, Jan 21, 2009 at 12:48 PM, Guido van Rossum <guido at python.org> wrote:
>>>> On Wed, Jan 21, 2009 at 10:00 AM, Aahz <aahz at pythoncraft.com> wrote:
>>>>> In comp.lang.python, there has been some discussion of the fact that
>>>>> there are no guidelines in PEP 8 for constants:
>>>>> http://groups.google.com/group/comp.lang.python/browse_thread/thread/ed964fe8ad6da7b7
>>>>> Is there any sentiment that PEP 8 should be updated to reflect the common
>>>>> usage of ALL_CAPS for constants?
>>>> It makes sense to codify this usage in PEP 8. I think it's by far the
>>>> most common convention adopted by projects that set their own style
>>>> guide based on PEP 8 with local additions.
> Ok. I added a note about constants in r68849.

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